Re: Ferris Pendel
I use a .222 Remington die set he built many moons ago. They're very much like a Wilson die, but the body is made of aluminum! Just as tight today as they were fifteen years ago. A guy I used to shoot with had a cigar box full of reamers that Ferris traded to him. Ferris built a case gauge that maybe the best I've ever seen; yet nobody has ever marketed it. He also built a gauge to check bullets years before anybody ever thought about bullet quality. I've seen some imitations, but nothing of that quaity.
The PPC cartridge was a bust till Ferris went to work on it! The idea came from Palmasano in PA, but he was having some problems. Ferris also did a lot of work with the .222 and a few others long before. You take Ferris, and Homer Culver along with Mike Walker, and you have three men that operated years and years ahead of the crowd. I'd have loved to seen Culver and Ferris operate a shop together! Both were master tool makers and master gunsmiths. But most of all master thinkers!